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time for chuck hagel. president obama's nominee to be secretary of defense. senator mccain met with hagel yesterday and said the two had a frank and candid conversation ahead of next week's confirmation hearings for hageh. >>> joe biden beginning his second term as vice president, and he is keeping a close eye of possibility on moving down the hall to the bigger office. it's been widely reported that the president appeared to be in high 2016 campaign mode throughout inauguration weekend. mr. biden said it is too early to think about that, but he's not taking his name out of the running. >> is there any reason you wouldn't run? >> there's a whole lot of reasons why i wouldn't run. i haven't made that decision. i don't have to make that decision for a while. >> so you ready to run against hillary clinton in 2016? >> i haven't made that judgment and hillary hasn't made that judgment. i tell you what, everything that should be done over the next two years that i should be part of would have to be done whether i run or i don't run. if this administration is successful, whoever is ru
. americans deserve better. all of those words were taken from then senator obama's statement before he voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. truer words cannot have been spoken today. the debt burden the president was concerned about a few years ago is still a very real threat today. congress should pass a responsible budget so we have a road map to get to our serious debt burden. no budget, no pay. >> i'm not sure i need this stool, but i'm a freshman. i'm new. i was sworn in just three weeks ago today and as a new member of the 113th congress, i know how they do things in washington, d.c.,. i know how they do things in missouri's 2nd congressional district. i'm a mother of three kids and have small business roots and all i know is that every family, every household, every business, every individual must have and pass a budget. we must live within our means. it is past time, way past time for the united states senate to pass a responsible budget that is going to put us on a path towards prosperity and is going to grow our economy and is going to create jobs and increase the standa
payments. in 2006, when speaking in opposition to increasing the debt limit, the senator obama said the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. those comments hold true today. that is why it is disappointing that the president is declining to engage in a meaningful dialogue to identify a responsible, balanced approach to reduce spending. and, reducing the deficit, which the president promised to cut in half during his first term. of course, it is tough to cut the deficit when the senate, controlled by the president's own party, will not or cannot even produce a budget. it has been four years since the democrat-controlled senate has passed a budget. that is a disgrace. i fully expect republicans and democrats will disagree about what the budget should look like, even when one party has a majority in both the senate and house, the two parties often disagree. the failure to resolve the differences is the problem. how can we even start to find common ground if senate democrats will not tell us where they stand? in the first pla
that the senate openly welcomes and might i add, the president of the united states, president obama would sign this legislation. and he said so in the statement administration policy. reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i'm glad the gentleman from texas agrees with harry reid. i hope he agrees with harry reid on more things in the future, but the fact of the matter is this show business before us does nothing other than postpone this debate on the debt ceiling for three months. it doesn't require a finished product. it does not require that we actually have something that amounts to a deal that goes to the president's desk. this is, you know, the house will pass their extreme budget like they always do. the senate will probably do something. and then nothing else is required. there's no requirement for a deal in order to get your pay. i mean, this is show b
. >>> finally a glimpse at a possible inauguration day low for the first lady, michelle obama. this was during yesterday's luncheon at the capitol. everyone was eating and listening to a speech by senator chuck schumer when this happened. >> i think we really deserve a round of applause to our chef -- >> did you see that dismissive head shake there? catch that eye roll there. looks like she didn't like the conversation much going on or coming at her from boehner. >>> up next, republicans have figured out they can't win presidential elections fair and square, so now they want to change the rules. they want to cheat a little. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. to help protect you
was a senator from illinois named barack obama. he carried their water on blocking this pathway to citizenship when he was in the senate. the afl-cio put out a press release yesterday talking about the importance of not compromising on citizenship. so the unions themselves -- there are a lot of cross-currents here. the unions themselves don't want an influx of new workers in america, do they? >> no, they don't. that's one of the reasons this organizing for action, jim messina's full-time job is trying to get the union's in line, but it's going to be hard. it's hard on the democratic side. we're not even talking about the difficulty on the republican side getting it through the house. this is a senate democratic problem. >> so the republicans in the house, in effect, could stare at harry reid's senate and say okay, immigration reform, that's great. you guys pass it. >> say bring it. >> yeah, bring it. gun control, great. you guys pass it, we'll look at it. gay marriage, if you want to nationalize it, go ahead. you guys pass it. we'll look -- i mean, they could do this on every one of the presid
in mine not north dakota. >> i wonder how they survive. that's amazing. >> what did the obama administration know and when? in a few hours hillary clinton will finally testify about the terrorist attack in benghazi. doug mckel way is live with more. >> good morning guys. today's hearing before the senate foreign relations committee and house foreign affairs committee is the first time we have had to hear in-depth from the security rainfall i state on the debacle she took responsibility for in the days following the attack. ambassador steven's body was missing for 11 hours. assets were alerted but never utilized. the state department accountability review board concluded last month quoting there was not enough time for armed u.s. military assets to have made a difference. that is not what congressman jason jay fits was told from the commander when they travelled to libya after the attack. >> he told me he had proximity and capability but he was not cold to go fight for those people and save those people when the firefight was going on. >>> also why didn't investigators intervie
by president obama to be the next defense secretary. you can watch his confirmation hearing before the senate armed services committee. that will be january 31 at 9:31 a.m. eastern, and also on c-span3. >> what's the best training for a policeman? >> i said it before, i'll say it again, the best training you can get to become a really good police officer and understand what it's all about is walking a foot beat. i'll say that until the day i die. you learn how to develop sources. you learn how to use intelligence information. you learn how to leverage relationships in the community and that is the key. people in a community trust you. they'll tell you when there are things that are happening that are not yet crime so that you can intervene. they'll tell you how to go about doing it. i really learned the most of my career from those relationships. >> from high school dropout to single mother to the youngest police chief in washington, d.c., more with cathy lanier sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by
the president of the united states, president obama, president obama said he could live with this. i want to congratulate senator harry reid, senate majority leader, i'll say that here on the floor because he says it's the right thing to do and thank you for passing us a clean bill. that will give them the authority and the responsibility to do what they really want to do. not playing hardball. not throwing rocks. as a matter of fact senator harry reid said clean bill, good thing. that's up to them. it's up to them to take up their activities that are before us, and it's up to this house of representatives. as we finish this, the young leader of the ways and means committee, dave camp, paul ryan, and others will be here debating these ideas. immediately after that you will see where candice miller, the house administration chairman, will come and talk with this house and the american people about the responsibility that she has to ensure that what we do is correct and proper. and then this body will have a opportunity to vote yes or no, and that will be an authority and responsibility onc
in the senate and shut out. >> all that matters to the obama democrats is the next 18 months, the strategy is break the back of the republican majority in the house and divide and conquer the republicans so they can't block things and president can get his larger initiatives through, so he can have more tax increases, that he can do more stimulus spending, that he can do gun control, a larger amnesty program for illegal immigrants, gay marriage, who knows? but he has a big bold agenda that he talked about, including global warming that couldn't get through. couldn't get 60 votes in the senate and remember this, this is the most important part of all of it. if the president can't pass the controversial legislation through his own fellow democrats in the senate and moderates and those in states that are red, facing reelection, he can't ever pressure the house, because if he can't move it it out of the sna you can't pressure the house, that's what this comes down to is being able to break the back of the republican majority in the house. >> megyn: we shall see. the republican are said to be l
assaulted our compound, and i vowed to bring them to justice. and i stood with president obama in the rose garden as he spoke of an act of terror. >> so she's making the point that she knew it was terrorism pretty early on. she is now done with the senate panel but she is not done with questioning. there are a bunch of house members who want to ask questions about what happened in benghazi on 9/11, jon. jon: we already played that exchange with senator johnson. any other fireworks so stphar. >> that is thfar? >> reporter: that is the one that clearly got under her skin. john mccain from arizona clearly got under her skeufpblt e skin. he was not satisfied with the answers that he was getting. then questions from ron paul. >> you accept the culpability of the worst tragedy since 9/11. and i really mean that. had i than president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, and from ambassador stev stevens i would have relieved you from their post. >> reporter: that seemed to not get under her skin. this is the last function that secretary clinton will be doing as a
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